At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Athlone on Saturday, Thermo King - Ingersol Rand, Galway was the overall winner in the Previous Entrants category.The All Ireland Occupational Safety Quiz Finals are run jointly by the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO ) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG ). A total of 14 teams competed from all parts of the island of Ireland.
There was a great turnout at the event, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone, with great support for the participating teams from their coworkers.
In the Previous Entrants final, it was Thermo King - Ingersol Rand with 119 points [out of a maximum of 128 marks] who topped the category, ahead of runners-up, SSE Generation Ireland Limited, Waterford, who finished with 112 points.
Martin O’Halloran, chief executive, Health and Safety Authority (HSA ), presented the prizes at a special prize-giving dinner that evening and congratulated all participating teams. Mr O’Halloran acknowledged the time and commitment each team and participating organisation gave to the quiz and their contribution to creating health and safety awareness in their workplace.
National Irish Safety Organisation vice president Michael O’Neill welcomed NISO’s new president, Harry Galvin, who commended all the quiz teams, noting that each and every participant should be proud of their efforts to improve occupational health and safety. Mr Galvin also thanked the participating organisations’ managers for the support and encouragement shown to their teams.
Outgoing president, Pauric Corrigan, received a standing ovation for his service to NISO and health and safety over the eight years of his presidency.
Northern Ireland Safety Group Chairperson, Mandy Nelson, congratulated the participants and commended all the work put in by the teams for the All Ireland Safety Quiz finals.